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JustLearnWP.comWordPress & Blogging Tutorials30 Free Most Popular WordPress Plugins2016For More EBooks, WordPress And Tutorials Join Our Free NewsletterIts first week of 2016, i thought itd be a good idea to list most popular WordPressplugins of 2015 and all these plugins are Most popular WordPress plugins 2016. Everyyears developers release so many new WordPress plugins which allows you to adddifferent type of features to your WordPress websites.Its not easy to decide which plugin is best, because different plugins offers differentfeatures. It depends on your needs, you can decide which plugins suites your need best.Everyone has their own list of favorite WordPress plugins. There are so many popularplugins but not every WordPress users is using them.List Of Most Popular WordPress Plugins 2015 And MostPopular WordPress Plugins 2016?Popular WordPress Plugins 2016?In this article i am going to list 30 most popular WordPress plugins 2015. So lets seewhat are the most popular WordPress plugins 2015.Note : This article was written in second week of January 2016. Total number ofdownloads and active install can be different when you read this article. hello Dolly isone of the most popular WordPress plugins but i am not going to add hello dolly in thislist, because it comes pre installed with WordPress. 1. Contact Form 7ContactForm7 most popular WordPress pluginContact Form 7 is most popular WordPress plugin with more than 1+ million activeinstalls and 33,534,041 all time downloads. This is most popular and widely usedWordPress contact form plugin. This powerful plugin allows you to manage multiplecontact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly withsimple markup.This plugin was last updated 1 month ago and is Compatible up to WordPress version4.4. Latest version 4.3.1 requires WordPress 4.2 or higher.Active installs : 1+ million19Shares 9 4Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 33,534,0412. All In One SEO PackAll in One SEO Pack most popular WordPress pluginWordPress SEO is very important and every serious blogger and WordPress use somekind of WordPress SEO plugins to improve their search engine rankings. With 1+ millionactive Installs and 25,486,474 all time downloads All in One SEO Pack is most popularWordPress SEO plugin and second most popular WordPress plugin in all categories.This plugin is created by Michael Torbert and Steve Mortiboy. All in One SEO Packversion 2.2.7.5 requires WordPress 3.3 or higher and is compatible up to WordPress 4.4.This plugin is up to date and was last updated 3 weeks ago. A pro version is alsoavailable.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 25,486,4743. AkismetAkismet is 3rd most popular WordPress plugin with 1+ million active install and42,500,798 all time downloads. Spam is a big headache for bloggers and this free andvery powerful WordPress plugins helps you to Automatically check all comments andfilters out the ones that look like spam.Akismet is updated recently and Compatible up to WordPress version 4.4.1. Akismetversion 3.1.7 requires WordPress 3.2 or higher. Akismet is most popular WordPressAntispam plugin.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 42,500,7984. Advanced Custom FieldsAdvanced Custom Fields Most Popular WordPress pluginsAdvanced Custom Fields is fourth most popular WordPress plugin with 1+ million activeinstalls and 4,408,113 all time downloads. Advanced Custom Fields is very powerfulWordPress plugin to create different type of additional custom fields and forms. Thisplugin is not for beginner WordPress users. Advanced Custom Fields is created by ElliotCondon a Melbourne based web developer.Advanced Custom Fields version 4.4.4 Requires WordPress version 3.5.0 or higher and iscompatible up to WordPress version 4.4. This plugins was last updated 4 weeks ago.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 4,408,1135. Really Simple CAPTCHAReally Simple CAPTCHA is fifth most popular WordPress plugin of 2015 with 1+ millionactive installs and 3,839,077 all time downloads. This is second most popular WordPressplugin by Takayuki Miyoshi, who is the developer of most popular WordPress pluginContact Form 7.Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from otherWordPress plugins. It was originally created for Contact Form 7 plugin.Really Simple CAPTCHA is not up to date, it was updated almost a year ago. It requiresWordPress version 3.9 or higher and is compatible up to WordPress 4.1.8. But normallymost WordPress plugins works well with latest version of WordPress.most WordPress plugins works well with latest version of WordPress.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) 3,839,0776. WooCommerce Excelling ECommerceWooCommerce is a most popular free WordPress eCommerce plugin that allows you tosell anything on your websites or blog. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress,WooCommerce is the worlds favorite eCommerce solution that gives both storeowners and developers complete control.You can start selling anything quickly and easily with WooCommerce without spendinghundred or thousands of dollars. According to plugin description page WooCommercenow powers 30% of all online stores more than any other platform. For advancefeatures hundreds of free and premium extensions are also available for WooComerce.WooCommerce requires WordPress 4.1 or higher and is Compatible up to WordPress4.4. With 1+ million active install and 11,707,822 all time downloads this is another mostpopular WordPress plugin.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 11,707,8227. Jetpack By WordPress.ComI think JetPack is most powerful and popular WordPress plugin with 30 plus modules, itturn your WordPress blog into powerful websites. You dont need to install dozens ofother plugins to add different features to your website. Jetpacks stats modules lets yousee how many people visit your website, which blog post is most popular post, whatpeople are searching for and a lot more.You can let people subscribe to your blog very easily with subscribers widget. Relatedpost module lets you display other related posts from your blog at the bottom of yourblog post. Jetpack also protects your website against brute force attacks andunauthorised logins. It also monitor your website for downtime and keep your pluginsupdated.This is a free plugin created by Automatic the company behind WordPress itself.JetPack version 3.8.2 requires WordPress version 4.2 of higher and is Compatible up toWordPress 4.4.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 21,110,8908. Wordfence SecurityWordPress is most popular CMS to build websites, thats why it is heavily targeted bybad guys. You can not ignore security of your WordPress based website. The Wordfenceis most popular WordPress security plugin that provides free enterprise-classWordPress security, protecting your website from hacks and malware.Wordfence checks if your site is already infected. Wordfence security plugin do a deepserver-side scan of your source code and compares it to the Official WordPressrepository for core, themes and plugins. Then Wordfence secures your site and claimsto make it up to 50 times faster. A premium version is also available.Wordfence version 6.0.22 requires WordPress 3.9 or higher and compatible up to 4.4.Wordfence is up to date plugin.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 10,826,5999. WP Super CacheSlow websites really sucks and people hate slow website, studies show that if a websitetake too much time to load people will leave it immediately. Website speed reallymatters and Google also love fast websites. WP Super Cache is most popular WordPresscaching plugin that produces static HTML files to make your website load faster.WP Super Cache plugin generates static HTML files from your dynamic WordPress blog.After a HTML file is generated your web server will serve that file to Users who are notlogged in or Users who have not left a comment on your blog, instead of processing thecomparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.WP Super Cache requires WordPress 3.0 or higher and is compatible up to 4.4.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 9,172,78210. Google XML SitemapsXML sitemaps are very important for search engines. Sitemaps helps search engines toindex your website better which improves your search engine ranking. Google XMLSitemaps is most popular WordPress plugin to generate a special XML sitemap whichwill help search engines to better index your blog.If you dont know why XML sitemaps are important and why you should createsitemaps, let me tell you that with sitemaps, it is much easier for the crawlers (in simplesitemaps, let me tell you that with sitemaps, it is much easier for the crawlers (in simplewords search engines like Google, Bing etc) to see the complete structure of yourwebsite and retrieve it more efficiently.Google XML Sitemaps will notify all major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc)every time you will publish a post on your blog. You can also donate via paypal tosupport developer of this very useful and popular free plugin.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 17,813,93611. Regenerate ThumbnailsPost Thumbnails is a WordPress themes feature introduced with WordPress Version 2.9.Later It was changed to Featured Images with Version WordPress version 3.0. PostThumbnail, now Featured Image, is an image that is chosen as the representative imagefor Posts, Pages or Custom Post Types. The display of this image is up to the theme youare using. This is especially useful for Magazine style themes where each post has animage.Regenerate Thumbnails is one of the most popular WordPress plugins that allows youto regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments. This plugin is very handy ifyou have changed any of your thumbnail dimensions (via Settings -> Media) afterpreviously uploading images or have changed to a theme with different featured postimage dimensions.The best thing of this plugin is that you can either regenerate the thumbnails for allimage uploads, individual image uploads, or specific multiple image uploads.Regenerate Thumbnails requires WordPress version 2.8 or higher and is Compatible upto WordPress version 4.4.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 2,830,62912. Yoast SEOYoast SEO is no doubt very powerful and most popular WordPress SEO plugin. Thisplugin allows users to easily optimize their website for search engines. This free pluginnot only allows you write better content also lets you fully optimized WordPress site.After writing each blog post Yoast SEO helps you make your blog post better by givingsuggestion.The Yoast SEO plugins Page Analysis functionality checks simple things you are boundto forget. It checks, for instance, if you have images in your post and whether they havean alt tag containing the focus keyword for that post. Yoast SEO plugin will also checkwhether your posts are long enough, if you have written a meta description and if thatmeta description contains your focus keyword, if youve used any subheadings withinyour post, etc. etc.You can read about this plugin at WordPress SEO plugin page. Yoast SEO requiresWordPress 4.0 or higher and Compatible up to WordPress 4.4. With 1+ million ActiveInstalls this one is second most popular WordPress SEO plugin. A premium version isalso available.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 24,366,84213. WP-PageNaviAccording to Joost De Valk developer of Yoast SEO pluginYoullwanttomakesurethatifabotgoestoacategorypage,itcanreachallunderlyingpageswithoutanytrouble.Otherwise,ifyouhavealotofpostsinacategory,abotmighthavetogoback10pagesbeforebeingabletofindthelinktooneofyourawesomeearlierposts.SourceTheres an easy fix, in fact, there are several plugins that deal with this. Joosts favoriteone by far is WP-PageNavi, maintained by Scribu, one of the best WordPress developersaround. WP-PageNavi plugin will replace the old Older posts | Newer posts linkswith numbered pagination.WP-PageNavi requires WordPress version 3.2 or higher and is compatible up toWordPress 4.4Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 6,474,29314. WordPress ImporterIf you need to import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and morefrom one WordPress install to another, you can use WordPress Importer free plugin.This free plugin can also import and export custom post types, Comments, Customfields and post meta, Categories, tags and terms from custom taxonomies and Authors.This free plugin is created by WordPress.orgActive installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) :15. NextGEN GalleryThis is the most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular pluginsof all time with over 14 million downloads and 1+ million installs.NextGEN Gallery is very powerful plugin for uploading and managing galleries ofimages, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sortimages, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more. NextGEN Galleryprovides two front-end display styles (slideshows and thumbnail galleries), both ofwhich come with a wide array of options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions,controls, lightbox effects, and more.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 14,051,30116. TinyMCE AdvancedWordPress editor does not give advance buttons and options, for example if you wantto create tables you will have to use HTML mark up. TinyMCE Advanced plugin enablesadvanced features of TinyMCE, the WordPress WYSIWYG editor. It is compatible up toWordPress 4.4. This free plugin is created by Andrew Ozz, who is one the WordPressWordPress 4.4. This free plugin is created by Andrew Ozz, who is one the WordPresslead developer. Exploit Scanner is his another very useful plugin.Some Of The Features Added By TinyMCE AdvancedSupport for creating and editing tables.More options when inserting lists.Search and Replace in the editor.Ability to set Font Family and Font Size.And many others.Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 6,723,47117. Google Analytics By YoastGoogle Analytics by Yoast is another most popular WordPress plugin from Joost de Valkdeveloper of Yoast SEO plugin. The Google Analytics by Yoast plugin for WordPressallows you to track your blog easily and always stays up to date with the newestfeatures in Google Analytics.It requires WordPress 3.9 or higher and WordPress 4.3.1. I want to share my experiencewith you that when i installed this plugin in December 2015, it failed to connect with myGoogle account. When I pasted the authentication code, it took me to a non-existentpage. I tried to contact developer but they said they failed to solve the issue. MAke sureit works well and you can authenticate your Google analytics account. otherwise youcan use Jetpacks Stats module or any other plugin.Active installs : 1+ millionActive installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 10,472,47818. W3 Total CacheThis is another WordPress caching plugin for Easy Web Performance Optimization(WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content deliverynetwork support. W3 Total Cache helps you to optimize and increase page speed ofyour site.According to WordPress.org page web hosts like Page.ly, Synthesis, DreamHost,MediaTemple, Go Daddy, Host Gator and countless more recommend and companieslike AT&T, stevesouders.com, mattcutts.com, mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com,makeuseof.com, yoast.com, ilovetypography.com, webdesignerdepot.com, css-tricks.com and tens of thousands of others trust W3 Total Cache plugin.W3 Total Cache requires WordPress 3.2 or higher and Compatible up to WordPress 4.3.1.It was last updated 4 months ago (August 2015).Active installs : 1+ millionAll time downloads (as of January 2016) : 5,447,98219. Duplicate Post19. Duplicate PostDuplicate Post plugin allows to clone a post or page, or edit it as a new draft quickly. Ifyou find this useful, consider donating whatever sum you choose, even just 10 cents. Itsbeen downloaded thousands of times: just a few cents from every user would helpLopo the developer of this plugin to develop the plugin and improve support.Active installs : 900,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 1,476,04920. Disable CommentsThis plugin allows WordPress site administrators to globally disable comments on anypost type (posts, pages, attachments, etc.) so that these settings cannot be overriddenfor individual posts. Disable Comments plugin also removes all comment-related fieldsfrom edit and quick-edit screens. On multi-site installations, Disable Comments plugincan be used to disable comments on the entire network.Additionally, comment-related items can be removed from the Dashboard, Widgets,the Admin Menu and the Admin Bar. This plugin requires WordPress 3.9 or higher andcompatible up to WordPress 4.4.Active installs : 800,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 2,181,57921. WP Multibyte PatchMultibyte functionality enhancement for the WordPress Japanese package.Active installs : 700,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 1,969,80022. Black Studio TinyMCE WidgetBlack Studio TinyMCE Widget is created by Marco Chiesi and Francesco Canovi, thatadds a new Visual Editor widget type that allows you to insert rich text and mediaobjects in your sidebars with no hassle. As you know that default WordPress text widgetlacks of functionalities and it requires HTML knowledge, not every WordPress usersknows HTML, this plugin was born to overcome these limitations.Black Studio TinyMCE Widget requires WordPress 3.1 or higher and compatible up toWordPress 4.3.2 but it does not mean it wont work with latest version of WordPress.Download history page shows 15,261 downloads last week (first week of January 2015).To support the developer you can also donate to this plugin.Black Studio TinyMCE Widget FeaturesAdd rich text widgets to your sidebars and edit them using visual editorSwitch between Visual mode and HTML mode (including Quick tags toolbar)Insert images/videos from WordPress Media LibraryInsert links to existing WordPress pages/posts or external resourcesSupport for fullscreen editing modeSupport for widgets accessibility modeSupport for WordPress networks (multi-site)Support for WPML (multi-language)Live preview in theme customizerAvailable in 20+ languagesActive installs : 700,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 2,671,27623. Page Builder By SiteOriginPage Builder by SiteOrigin is the most popular page creation plugin and one of the mostpopular WordPress plugin with 700,000+ active installs. This powerful free plugin makesit easy to create responsive column based content, using the widgets you know andlove. Your content will accurately adapt to all mobile devices, ensuring your site ismobile ready. It means your content will look great on all type of devices desktops,tablets an smart phones.One of the great thing about this plugin is that you are free to change themes as oftenas you like. Your content will always come along with you. Page Builder offers simpledrag and drop interface means you will never need to write a single line of code. PageBuilder generates all the code for you.Plugin developers (Greg Priday and Braam Genis) claims that they have created anintuitive interface that looks just like WordPress itself. It is easy to learn, so you will bebuilding beautiful, responsive content in no time.Page Builder by SiteOrigin requires WordPress 4.0 or higher and is compatible up toWordPress 4.4.1. This plug in is up to date and was last updated in December 2015.Active installs : 700,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) :24. IThemes Security (Formerly Better WP Security)iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) is one of the best and most popularWordPress security plugin that offers more than 30 ways to protect your website fromattacks. With this free and powerful security plugin you can protect WordPress site byhiding vital areas of your site. You can easily protect access to important files andpreventing brute-force login attempts is also possible with this plugin. Brute forcepreventing brute-force login attempts is also possible with this plugin. Brute forceattack is very common to steal login details of WordPress sites.A pro version is also available which offers many advance features. Version 5.1.1 requiresWordPress 4.1 or higher and compatible up to WordPress 4.3.2. iThemes has created 10free plugins this security plugin is most popular. For example iThemes Hide Dashboardplugin lets you hide the login pages of your WordPress site making them only accessiblethrough the address you provide.Active installs : 700,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 5,814,40725. Google Analytics Dashboard For WPGoogle Analytics Dashboard for WP is created by Alin Marcu, this one is his mostpopular plugin. This plugin shows Google Analytics reports, in real-time, in yourdashboard screen. You can see real-time number of visitors, real-time acquisitionchannels and real-time traffic sources details on your site with in WordPress dashboard.This free plugin enables you to track your site stats using the latest Google Analyticstracking code and allows you to view key Google Analytics reports in your WordPressinstall. It means no need to visit Google analytics dashboard to view your site stats. FOrmore information and all features you can read plugin description.Google Analytics Dashboard for WP version 4.9.1.2 requires WordPress 3.5 or higher andis compatible up to WordPress 4.4.1.Active installs : 600,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 4,423,90426. UpdraftPlus Backup And RestorationRegular back up are one of the most important thing for any WordPress website, youdont know when some thing bad happens to your website. Hackers are always try toaccess your website, in case of any problem they can delete your entire website andyour client can delete some important files.There are many free and premium WordPress back up plugins are available. UpdraftPlusBackup and Restoration is most popular free plugin that makes Backup and restorationsimple and easy. This free plugin offers complete backups and manual or scheduled(backup to S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others).Active installs : 600,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) :27. Clef Two-Factor AuthenticationTwo Step verification helps you make your online accounts more secure and safe. 2-Step Verification can help keep bad guys out, even if they have your password. Manyonline services offer two step verification services to make your accounts more secureand safe. there are many free WordPress plugins available to add two FactorAuthentication to your WordPress site.Clef Two-Factor Authentication is most popular free WordPress plugin for two factorauthentication. This plug lets you use modern two-factor that people love to use. strongauthentication without passwords or tokens; single sign on/off.Clef Two-Factor Authentication 2.3.3 requires WordPress 3.5 or higher and is compatibleup to WordPress 4.4.1.I personally use Google Authenticator plugin for two step verification, You can read mysitepoint tutorial How to add 2-Step Verification for WordPress Using GoogleAuthenticator.Active installs : 600,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 693,43428. Meta SliderThere are many free and premium WordPress slider plugins available, with 600,000+active install Meta Slider is most popular WordPress plugins to create slides. This freemost popular WordPress slider plugin makes it easy to create slideshows fast and easy.Simply select images from your WordPress Media Library, drag and drop them intoplace, set slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one page.You can choose from 4 different slideshow types (Flex Slider, Nivo Slider, ResponsiveSlides & Coin Slider) and use the provided shortcode or template include to easilyembed slideshows in your blog. A premium version is also available.Active installs : 600,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 3,080,19029. DuplicatorThe Duplicator is most popular WordPress migration plugin, that gives WordPressadministrators the ability to migrate, copy or clone a site from one location to another.The plugin also serves as a simple backup utility. The Duplicator supports both serializedand base64 serialized string replacement. If you need to move WordPress or backupWordPress this plugin can help simplify the process.Duplicator 1.1.0 requires WordPress 3.9 or higher and compatible up to WordPress 4.4.1.Active installs : 600,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 2,505,44430. WP-DB-BackupWith 500,000+ active install WP-DB-Backup is one of the most popular WordPressplugin to back database. This plugin allows you to easily backup your core WordPressdatabase tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.WP-DB-Backup version 2.3.o requires WordPress 2.0.3 or higher. WP-DB-Backup iscreated by Austin Matzko, he has also published 15 other free plugins.Active installs : 500,000+All time downloads (as of January 2016) : 2,498,369Final WordsThese are most popular free WordPress plugins of 2015 and at the start of year all theseplugins are Most popular wordpress plugins 2016. There are many other free andpopular plugins available. Keep in mind if a plugin is very popular it does not mean it isgreat and offer everything, sometimes less popular plugins works great offers muchmore great features, simple and easy to use interface.For example Clef Two-Factor Authentication is most popular plugin for WordPress Two-For example Clef Two-Factor Authentication is most popular plugin for WordPress Two-Factor Authentication but less popular Google Authenticator also works great and ihave been using it for a year.Google Analytics by Yoast is most popular plugin but if you will read help forums manypeople says that it does not work and they can not authenticate their account. Soalways test plugins before installing them on a live website.Feel free to share your own list of favorite plugin in comments.Share This: Top 10 Best Free WordPress Membership Plugins 2016In "WordPress Plugins"35+ Type Of Websites You Can Create With WordPressRelated:JustLearnWP.com Tahir Taous WordPress Plugins WordPress Plugins, WordPress Security35+ Type Of Websites You Can Create With WordPressIn "WordPress"30+ Free WordPress Plugins Using the WP REST APIIn "WordPress Plugins"/ / / //